Thursday, March 10, 2011

Candy Wrapper Button Earrings

We've been saving our candy wrappers to make more bracelets like THESE.  As I was sorting our collection, I was thinking about how I could make matching earrings.  And then the idea came.  I wasn't sure if it would work, or if they would even be cute, but I must say that I LOVE the result!


Cute, right?  I used a 5/8" covered button kit for these...

and these...

And a 7/16" covered button kit for these...

Here they are together so you can see the difference in size.

Did I mention how much I love these?  I don't know what it is about recycling, but I love taking 'trash' and turning it into cute, wearable items.  What do you think?

FYI:  For some reason, the 7/16" size was harder to make than the bigger size.  I ended up having to hot glue the bottom on because it wouldn't stay otherwise.  Also, to protect the wrappers, I brushed each earring with a few coats of Mod Podge. 

**Edited to Add:  A great tutorial for making covered button earrings can be found HERE**



I'm linking at these fabulous parties:

It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday @It's Sew Stinkin' Cute
Tuesday Tell All @My Craftie Life
Get Your Brag On @Gluesticks
Fantabulous Friday Link Up @Momma's Kinda Crafty
I'm Crafty Party @So You Think You're Crafty
Take A Look Tuesday @Sugar Bee Crafts
Ten Buck Tuesday @Young Nester

28 comments:

Cassie said...

What a fabulous project!! I love it!!! I am buying a button maker for my daughter's birthday...they would love this!! Awesome!!
=)

Randi said...

I know my daughter will be adding those to her Spring Break to-do list ... they're so great! And what a fun gift that would make for her friends. Thanks for sharing!

{I just noticed in your "about me" that you have five kiddos ... we do too! It's fun, huh?}

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Love these! I've been wanting to try button making, I gotta try this

Tiffany said...

These are so cool!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

these are AWESOME!

Melissa said...

Those are awesome! I would seriously wear those! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

Linda said...

This is too good. How smart is this? love it. Thanks. Linda

Jaime said...

Those are so fun! Love the dum dum ones! Thanks for featuring me next week, I will for sure grab a button!

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Very clever! LOVE it!!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Oh and BTW I have seen the idea of making a belt out of candy wrappers. Maybe you will want one to match all your jewelry! :)
I saw it here:
http://myplumpudding.blogspot.com/2009/05/candy-wrapper-belt-tutorial.html

Amanda said...

These are just so cute, so fun! I just love the buttons!

Stephanie said...

I love these! I think they seem easy enough that I can make some for my daughter...and she may even be able to help!!

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

Those are really cute! I love skittles I would make them with skittle wrappers! :)

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

What a fun idea!! I'll be linking to this at my Show & Share party on Thursday! ;)

Karli said...

woah! These are so cool! I want them so bad!

I'm your newest follower!

-Karli
www.dancingaroundwithkarli.blogspot.com

marissa said...

this is such a cute idea. I'll definitely be paying attention to every candy wrapper now

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I love this idea! It gives you a great excuse to eat more candy! :)

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

AHH! I love these! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

Larissa said...

So stinking cute. So lovely and whimsical. Great job.

Just Another Day in Paradise

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Thanks for linking up! I loved this so much I featured it as one of my favorites from last week! Email me to get the html code of my "I've been featured" button!

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are so awesome! I love them.

Tanya said...

Really cool! Found ya through modpodge blog!

Soozaque said...

Maybe I am just missing something, but how do you make the button into an earring? My girls would love these!

H Robert said...

I would like to make these dangle, rather than button, would you be able to punch or drill a hole to add a couple of beads? I also thought maybe wrapping the wrapper around a drink can tab and that way there would be a place to poke a needle thru but would they hold up? Any more ideas?

Misty @Creative Itch said...

H Robert...If you're looking to make dangly earrings, try this idea on bottle cap earrings! Here's a link to how I made my bottle cap earrings: http://thecreativeitchboutique.blogspot.com/2010/07/bottle-cap-earrings.html

Instead of using scrapbook paper, cut a 1" circle out of candy wrappers and Mod Podge them on. I may have to try this myself! Hope that helps!!

Megan@Whimsically Homemade said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Too cute!! Love them! Thanks for the inspiration :)

I featured you on my blog today, feel free to come check it out: http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/07/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-41.html

Jemma said...

I love this idea; there are so many different wrappers in this world that should be changed into wearable items!

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